Top American Idol Four answer fan questions, Idol S11 tryouts announced
By April MacIntyre May 6, 2011, 5:23 GMT
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Jacob Lusk has been eliminated from "American Idol."
On Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 4 – Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart – return to the stage to perform the songs of American songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, May 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out who will make it to the Top 3. In addition, catch the world premiere of the video for IDOL judge and rock-and-roll legend Steven Tyler’s first U.S. solo single, “(It) Feels So Good,” as well as a performance by Season Six winner Jordin Sparks.
Fans asked the following questions:
What do you do right before you perform?
Lauren: “I try to remember to breathe. I always say a prayer. Without breathing and faith, I wouldn’t survive!”
James: “I get in the zone of the songs I’m singing. I meditate in that moment.”
Scotty: “I always find a quiet spot to sit down, gather my thoughts and pray.”
Haley: “I’m usually quite the talker, but I like to find a few moments of isolation right before I get up there.”
What’s the best or coolest thing you’ve ever received from a fan?
Lauren: “Anything I receive from a fan is special! I am truly such a blessed girl to have my fans!”
James: “A WWE Championship belt!”
Scotty: “A necklace with my favorite bible verse, Philippians 4:13, on the back.”
Haley: “I just received a sock monkey doll from a lady who suffers from a tumor. It touched my heart.”
What’s the best advice you’ve been given this season from the judges?
Lauren: “To believe in myself!”
James: “Don’t hold back, and don’t be afraid to go there. OWN IT – IT’S YOURS!”
Scotty: “To stay in my lane, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Haley: “Go with your gut and do you!”
Also, host Ryan Seacrest announced tonight that auditions for Season 11 of "Idol" will kick off Tuesday, June 28 in St. Louis, MO.
The search for America’s next singing superstar will continue in Portland, OR, on Saturday, July 2; and in Charleston, SC, on Friday, July 22.
More details and additional audition cities to be announced. Fans can view the official profiles for each of the finalists at www.americanidol.com/contestants.
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